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Tips for keeping hair healthy in winter months

by | Feb 5, 2021 | Advice | 0 comments

Keep hair nourished, moisturized and healthy despite the cooler temps

Just as winter often wreaks havoc on our skin, it can have the same damaging effects on hair. Cold air holds less moisture, which can lead to dry, brittle hair that is prone to breakage. Dry hair can also result in a dull-looking mane. Limit winter’s drying effects on your locks with these tips for keeping hair healthy in winter months.

Use a humidifier

When most people think of humidifiers, they think of them as tools to help their eyes, nose, lips and skin. But did you know that it can also help you avoid dry hair during the cooler months? When turning on the heat in your home, the air can get very dry which pulls moisture from hair. Add a humidifier to your room or home office to help rehydrate your locks!

Protect

Prevention is key when keeping dry hair at bay. Wear hats with satin lining when you go out in the cold and sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase as cotton can absorb moisture and oils from hair. Along with limiting (or avoiding if possible) the use of heat tools, be sure to spritz some heat protectant on to restrict further damage to tresses. We love Redken’s Hot Sets 22 Spray!

Try oil treatments

When adding moisture back to your hair, don’t neglect the most important element – your scalp! Try an oil-based hair treatment, like Biolage’s ExquisiteOil Protective Treatment. Adding a few drops of nourishing hair oil to your daily routine oil will revitalize your strands and prevent breakage.

Hydrate

This may seem like a no-brainer but keeping yourself hydrated will also help keep your hair nourished. In fact, a single strand of hair is made up of 25% water. Just as your skin can appear dull and tired when drinking less water, your ‘do can suffer from dryness, itchiness and dandruff due to lack of water. Aim for about 8 cups of water a day to strengthen your hair.

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